Haydn Trio in A major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:18
Dvorák Quartet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 51
Schubert Quintet in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, D. 667, Op. 114
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Nicolas Dautricourt, Violin; Joseph Conyers, Double Bass
Schumann Quartet: Erik Schumann, Violin; Ken Schumann, Violin; Liisa Randalu,Viola; Mark Schumann, Cello
Pre-concert Talk: Panel Discussion, 7:15pm
Talk will be begin at 7:15pm featuring:
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano
Wu Han, Piano
Erik Schumann, Violin
Liisa Randalu, Viola
Joseph Conyers, Double Bass
CMS’s Summer Warmth program is highlighted by Haydn’s serene Trio in A major and Dvořák’s bohemian inspired Op. 51 String Quartet. Closing the evening is Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet, a masterpiece composed for friends, based on a song about a fish.
- Schubert wrote his popular Trout Quintet when he was just 22. It got its name because the fourth movement is a set of variations on an earlier Schubert song called “The Trout”. The song was originally a warning to young women against being ‘caught’ by ‘angling’ young men. But Schubert didn’t set the final lines of the poem, preferring to concentrate on evoking the image of the trout in water and the reaction to it being caught by a fisherman.
- Although friends of Schubert claimed The Trout was composed at a drinking buddy’s house in just one night – Schubert even dated the manuscript “at 12 o’clock at night,” to mark the moment. He had actually composed The Trout a year earlier, and was simply writing the piece out for his friend.
- The Trout was most likely composed in early 1817, although the exact date can’t be determined because the first draft was lost. The period from 1815 to 1817 marks the height of Schubert’s songwriting; having written more than 300 songs during that time – with 1817 producing some of his greatest songs, including An die Musik and Der Tod und Das Mädchen (“Death and the Maiden”).
Read more here:
- Schubert: 20 facts about the great composer: http://www.classicfm.com/composers/schubert/guides/schubert-20-facts-about-great-composer/
- The Trout Quintet: Schubert at his most natural, unaffected and carefree: https://csosoundsandstories.org/the-trout-quintet-schubert-at-his-most-natural-unaffected-and-carefree/